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ATCA TECH SYMPOSIUM MAGAZINE 2018


2017 Articles

When it Comes to TBM, Government's from Mars, Industry's from Venus

 

ATCA's Look Back at the 2017 Technical Symposium



2016 Onsite E-newsletters

Tuesday, May 17: Welcome to Tech Tuesday!
Wednesday, May 18: Let's Get Technical!
Thursday, May 19: NASA, PBN, and UAS... Oh My!

2016 Articles
For Air Traffic Modernization, Bureaucracy is the Tie that Binds


Whatever your qualms about the FAA’s levels of bureaucracy and their tenuous bonds to Congress, our panelists have heard it all before. Loud and clear. They feel it too sometimes. At the top of their list (and yours) of challenges? Modernizing air traffic, of course. Read more.

 

The [Cyber] Struggle is Real


$2.5 billion a day. That’s what it will cost the US if a cyber attack shuts down aircraft operations. The threats are coming from all sides. In today’s cyber climate, it’s not a matter of if but when. It’s the price of increasing connectivity. In fact, each point-to-point connection is a vulnerability, explains the FAA’s Jim Daum, who led the tour of the Cybersecurity Test Facility (CyTF) at Tech Center Tuesday. Read more.


Conflict Probe Testing: Using Biology Inspired Genetic Algorithm


According to James Ritchie III, recent Rowan University graduate, FAA intern, and soon to be full-time Tech Center employee, biology and aviation have a lot in common. He believes scientists can draw on the study of biology to assist in automation in air traffic, and that selection (think “survival of the fittest”) of time-shifted modules can be built with scenarios to avoid conflict, in both horizontal and vertical separation, in all phases of flight and encounter angle.  Read more.



The Great DataComm Takeover


The ability to adapt is everything for an air traffic controller. But how much is too much to ask of a controller? Merging technology and human interaction is one of the major challenges in NextGen implementation and evolving DataComm in an operational environment is one of the most critical pieces of the equation. Read more.



The FAA Eyes Big Data Possibilities


Big data is expanding the impact of the FAA’s NextGen initiative in a big way. As NextGen implementation continues to move forward, the agency is disseminating digital flight, aeronautical and weather data, and collaborating with industry on ways to make use of the vast amounts of available information. Read more.



Rowan University Students’ Drone Cage Meets FAA’s Aviation STEM Challenge Head On: Don’t Miss It at Tech Center Tuesday!

A visit to Tech Center Tuesday isn’t complete without stopping to admire the drone cage. Luckily, it’s impossible to miss in the center of the atrium. The drone zone cage is the centerpiece of the event and a representation of the Tech Center’s collaboration with government, academia, and industry. Read More.


 

2018 Exhibitors



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  • 06 Jun 2018
    Hon. Linda Hall Daschle Named 2018 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner


    The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is pleased to announce that former FAA Acting Administrator Linda Hall Daschle has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, one of the most prominent awards in aviation and ATCA’s highest honor.

    A pioneer for women in air traffic management, Daschle was the first female to hold the post of Acting Administrator for the FAA. She began her aviation career in Kansas nearly 45 years ago as a licensed weather observer for the agency. In 1993, she was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the US Senate for the position of FAA Deputy Administrator. One of her first tasks involved an assessment of the agency’s key air traffic modernization program called the Advanced Automation System which was eventually overhauled, saving the agency an estimated $1.6 billion. She also oversaw the advancement of new regional airline safety regulations and conducted a review of the agency’s safety and surveillance program, which resulted in one of the single largest hires of new safety inspectors in FAA history. 

    Ms. Daschle has held numerous government and private-sector leadership positions, including with the American Association of Airport Executives, the Air Transport Association, the former Civil Aeronautics Board, and with the law firm of Baker Donelson. She is currently President of LHD & Associates, Inc, and serves on the board of Aireon, LLC.

    In accepting the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, Ms. Daschle joins aviation greats, including Delta’s Richard Anderson, NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, the Hon. Jane Garvey, Boeing’s Neil Planzer, former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, and pilot A. Scott Crossfield. (View press release HERE.)

    Tickets will be available this month. For more information, visit https://www.atca.org/glengilbert
     
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